Mockingbird : a portrait of Harper Lee : from Scout to Go set a watchman

Published 2016
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"An extensively revised and updated edition of the bestselling biography of Harper Lee, reframed from the perspective of the recent publication of Lee's Go Set a Watchman To Kill a Mockingbird--the twentieth century's most widely read American novel--has sold thirty million copies and still sells a million yearly. In this in-depth biography, first published in 2006, Charles J. Shields brings to life the woman who gave us two of American literature's most unforgettable characters, Atticus Finch and his daughter, Scout. Years after its initial publication--with revisions throughout the book and a new epilogue--Shields finishes the story of Harper Lee's life, up to its end. There's her former agent getting her to transfer the copyright for To Kill a Mockingbird to him, the death of Lee's dear sister Alice, a fuller portrait of Lee's editor, Tay Hohoff, and--most vitally--the release of Lee's long-buried first novel and the ensuing public devouring of what has truly become the book of the year, if not the decade: Lee's Go Set a Watchman."-- Provided by publisher.

Revised edition.
xx, 326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
"Originally published in hardcover in 2006"--Title page verso.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The Making of Me
"Ellen" Spelled Backward
Without "Finishing Touches"
Rammer Jammer
To New York City by Way of Oxford
Go Set a Watchman
Tay Hohoff Edits Go Set a Watchman
"See NL's Notes"
Mockingbird Takes Off
"Oh, Mr. Peck!"
Unfinished Business
The Golden Goose
Epilogue: The Dike is Breached.
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